10/09/2008 - A compromise plan that would allow some development on parts of Colorado's 4 million acres of roadless forests is drawing fire from critics who say it would leave the areas less protected than comparable public land in every other state.
Environmentalists and others are increasing calls for Colorado to withdraw or change the proposal as state and U.S. Forest Service officials develop rules to enact it.
"There are some significant flaws and gaps that should be fixed before the rule becomes final," said Jane Danowitz, director of the public lands program for the Pew Environment Group, the conservation arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts. "There's no need to rush to move forward."
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